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Consumers Energy - Gas Piping Replacement Project

Consumers Energy is planning to replace gas main piping in the Rudgate neighborhood. Residents may notice Consumers Energy has been marking the area streets in preparation for their project. This map indicates all roads in the City of Bloomfield Hills that Consumers Energy plans to include in their gas piping replacement program.   

2017 Road Rehabilitation Program

Road construction crews will be mobilized beginning August 23rd for road rehabilitation programs on the following roads:

Church Road
Hilltop Lane
Orchard Ridge Road (between Vaughan Road and Lone Pine Road)
Cranbrook Road (between Kingwood School Drive and Woodward Avenue)

The city is working with Cadillac Asphalt and Cranbrook schools to complete the work prior to the beginning of the school year on September 5th.  

Contact City Manager David Hendrickson at (248) 530-1404 if you have any questions.  

Public Safety Open House - September 17, 2017

Bloomfield Hills Public Safety Department is proud to offer an exclusive invitation to the residents for the 2017 Bloomfield Hills Open House.

The event will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, September 17th at the City Hall complex located at 45 E. Long Lake Rd. in Bloomfield Hills. There will be food, family events and safety demonstrations for all ages.  A 50-50 raffle will be held with all proceeds going to benefit the Great Lakes Burn Camp.

With a focus on public safety, the Open House will feature interactive and entertaining activities for all ages. Law Enforcement Education Program (LEEP) Kids Fingerprinting will offer free CD-ROMs of kids’ fingerprints, digital photographs and descriptions for parents in case their children become missing.  Children will be able to enjoy face painting, Daisy the Clown, Stan Safety the Magical Fireman, and a photo booth.  

The Taste of Bloomfield Hills, featuring local eateries will offer a variety of food for residents to try along with ice cream, cotton candy, cupcake decorating and beverages.

Special attractions will include: Michigan State Police K-9 demonstration, Oakland County Sheriff’s Office Mobile Command and Tactical Response vehicles, a rock climbing wall, station tours including the gun range as well as our fire trucks and police cars will be on display.  Department members and city staff will also be on hand to answer questions.
Medical Students from the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine will be on hand to promote pediatric well-being through fun and interactive activities.

Designated parking for guests will be posted at surrounding local businesses.  

We look forward to interacting with the community and hope to see you there!


The Baldwin Public Library—which serves Bloomfield Hills, as well as Birmingham, Beverly Hills, and Bingham Farms—underwent seven months of renovation this past winter. As a result, the Library now boasts an Adult Services Department with a clean, fresh, modern design, complementing the Library’s original 1927 Tudor-style building.  As patrons have commented, it’s a “mix of modern and classic” and “absolutely great, marrying the past, the 80s, and the future.”

Architects Robert Ziegelman and John Gardner, along with interior designer Karen Swanson, proposed the installation of windows along the exterior wall, as well as a raised ceiling and a colorful palette for the furnishings. The result is a light and airy space. The team also designed the shelving to fan out logically along the curved wall, which makes materials easier to find. Three study rooms equipped with computer connections and monitors are available to residents of Baldwin’s service area, while numerous seating areas with plentiful electrical outlets are scattered throughout the stacks.

Having completed the Adult Services renovation on time and under budget, Baldwin is now starting to make plans for a possible future renovation and expansion of the Youth Room. If you would like to share your opinions on what in the Youth Room should be changed—and what should be preserved—please contact Director Doug Koschik at 586-604-5911 or doug.koschik@baldwinlib.org.
The Youth Room project will be the beneficiary of this year’s Books & Bites fundraiser, which will take place on Friday, November 10, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The fundraiser celebrates the 90th anniversary of the Baldwin Library building, which opened in December 1927, and has “Speakeasy” as its theme. The event will feature a strolling dinner, drinks, gaming, and a raffle auction.  Tickets cost $75 each, $65 if you are 65 to 89, and free if you are as vintage as the Library—90 years and over. You can purchase tickets at baldwinlib.org/booksandbites. Come, have a great time, and celebrate the past and future of the Library!

“Main street” guides people through the Adult Services Department.
New exterior windows allow light to flood into the building.
The exterior of the original building has been restored.

Baldwin Public Library
300 West Merrill Street
Birmingham, MI  48009
    Monday-Thursday:  9:30-9:00
    Friday, Saturday:  9:30-5:30
    Sunday:  12:00-5:00

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